Craft & Clay Camps (scroll down for themes)
So your child likes to make crafts? We've got lots of great camps to choose from, so please scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. (Please note that all not all camps listed may be offered.)
Arts 'n Crafts
Our arts and crafts camps are a great way to get your hands "dirty" and explore anything that has to do with making things. From using yarn to paper mache to acrylic paint, you'll have the opportunity to experience a variety of themes taught by teachers who are makers and creators at heart.
Our pottery camps are 2-weeks long. The extra week is necessary to allow for drying, firing, and glazing the ceramic clay. While the clay is drying or being fired, we will provide other projects for your child. At the end of the camp, you will have a finished piece or pieces to take home with you, such as mugs, vases, plates, pinch pots, or an item of their choice.
Unlike ceramic clay, polymer clay hardens in about 20 minutes using a conventional toaster oven. In addition to charms and bracelets, neat little figurines up to 8 inches tall can be made. See samples below:
Paper quilling is the art of creating designs with narrow strips of paper that have been rolled, shaped, and arranged to form designs. Quilling dates back to the 16th century when French & Italian nuns created ornate borders to embellish religious articles.
We will be using techniques to create note cards, fridge magnets, show pieces, jewelry, paper bikes, autombiles, and many more ideas. Some tools we will use are a quilling tool, craft glue, scissors, rulers, tweezers, & your imagination!
In this class, we will also teach basic crochet skills and expand on your existing skills. We will teach techniques, such as single, double, slip, pop, and basket crochet. We will make items such as scarves, caps, head bands, flowers, sweaters, blankets, and much more!
All the card-making camps will focus on using composition, color, lettering, and paper-craft to create customized cards to whomever the students are addressing. We will be using craft paper, card-stock, digital typography, and ink, along with various coloring mediums like markers and colored pencils. Students will learn how to brainstorm card ideas that would best fit their subject's interests or personality, which colors work best for specific themes, what styles of typography or traditional lettering reflects the mood of their piece, and how to use paper to create different layers and designs on their cards.